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fine, dry particles of earth or any other substance small enough to be blown by the wind. See also coniosis and pneumoconiosis.
blood dust hemoconia.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


1. Fine, dry particles of matter.
2. A cloud of fine, dry particles.
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Occupational medicine A suspension of solid particles in air. See Coal dust, Inhalant, Nonasbestos dust, Nuclear dust.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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Q. My friend told me that people who allergic to dust are actually allergic to small insect. Is he fooling with me?

A. thanks :)

Q. how exactly dust effects on asthmatic people? how can one avoid a dust environment?

A. some people try to dust proof there home,they change there matress once a year-----thay do not have rugs in there home---no curtains or draps --and they have someone else dust and clean/no pets.some people keep there pets and take allergie meds.

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Fresh to strong Northwesterly wind, with gusts of up to 60km/h over the sea, will kick up dust and cause the particles to be suspended in the air, resulting in hazy conditions on Friday and Saturday in almost all parts of the country.
Northwesterly winds of up 50 kph means will kick up dust blowing dust in exposed areas.
Winds will still kick up dust as moderate to fresh southeasterly to northeasterly wind, becoming northwesterly by Friday afternoon, with speed 20 - 30km/h, reaching to 40km/h over the sea.
Dubai: The UAE's weathermen are urging residents with respiratory conditions to take precautions and motorists to drive carefully as strong northwesterly winds will kick up dust from Saturday until Monday.